Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday stated that Türkiye has made the “most concrete” contributions and taken major roles in UN work in the sectors of peace and security, human rights, and sustainability.
As per the Anadolu agency report, Tayyip Erdogan on the 77th anniversary of the UN stated, “Türkiye will continue to be a strong supporter and defender of the UN, the values represented by the UN, and the activities of the UN.”
He went on to say that as a liable part of the global community, Turkey leads efforts to avoid conflicts and ensure stability in its region and beyond.
While talking about the July agreement between Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports, Erdogan stated that we have led the shipments of Ukrainian grain to the world via the Black Sea through intensive endeavours we have exerted in cooperation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Erdogan also criticized the Security Council’s five permanent members for being unfair, pressuring reform under the motto “The world is bigger than five.”
While talking about the UN’s role in crises Erdogan urged that the UN should take a more active role in crises.
He also talks about the need for reforms in the UN Security Council to help receive a just world. “A UN General Assembly where all the member countries are equally represented and which reflects the common will of the international community should be strengthened,” he said.
Türkiye also urged to raise awareness about the importance of combating Islamophobia and cultural racism, saying that both threaten global peace and stability.